Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Stress Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Stress Testing over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Stress Testing
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 213 219
Rank change year-on-year +18 +6 -19
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 6 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 10
North West median daily rate £331 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -11.11% +5.47%
10th Percentile £306 £287 £289
90th Percentile £362 £433 £500
England median daily rate £550 £475 £557
% change year-on-year +15.79% -14.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £60.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +84.62% -

Stress Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4662 5717 6933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.28% 83.84% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2977 3683 4206
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 166 282
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.60 £12.13 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Stress Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Stress Testing in the North West

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Stress Testing in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Stress Testing in the North West

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 4 £300 -
Cheshire +2 2 £363 -3.33%
Stress Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Functional Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (33.33%) Legal
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Replication
5 1 (16.67%) Essbase
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (16.67%) SAS
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) Hyperion
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing

Stress Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Hyperion Planning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Essbase
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Finance Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Legal Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Functional Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Hyperion